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Prosthetic Devices Medicare Coverage Detailed

Your Medicare Coverage

Prosthetic Devices Detailed

Coverage: Conditions that must be met before Medicare will provide coverage, and limits to coverage.

Medicare covers prosthetic devices needed to replace a body part or function. These include Medicare-approved corrective lenses needed after a cataract operation, ostomy bags and certain related supplies, and breast prostheses (including a surgical brassiere) after a mastectomy.

Medicare also covers artificial limbs and eyes, and arm, leg, back, and neck braces. Medicare does not pay for orthopedic shoes unless they are a necessary part of the leg brace and the cost is included in the charge for the brace. Medicare does not pay for dental plates or other dental devices.

CoPayment: The amount you need to pay.

You pay 20% of Medicare-approved amounts.

Medicare Part: The part of Medicare that pays for this service or supply.


Organization Name: The organization name that this coverage topic is associated with.

Important Notes: Details regarding important notes about the coverage.

You must pay an annual $147 deductible for Part B services and supplies before Medicare begins to pay its share.